Abuja terror alert not true, says IGP
The Inspector General of Police, Akali Baba Usman, has said the recent security alert is not true, urging members of the public to always bring relevant information to the police before making it known to public.
The United States and United Kingdom governments had released security alert, warning their citizens to steer clear of Abuja because of planned terrorist attack.
IGP stated this on Saturday while inaugurating a modern police station and barracks in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
He said, “How can you entered the country and said there is security alert, you didn’t inform police, and you go around telling your people don’t go to Abuja, return from Abuja.
“When you have information on security, it is proper to inform the police and we will find way to tackle it, instead of taking it to the public.
“I am urging media not to help them spread such information. We are working in synergy with other security agencies to ensure the safety of residents”
On the structure, IGP said the modern police stations and barracks had been built across six geo-political zones.
He urged the community to take ownership of the projects, noting that they were built with public money and they should protect it.
He appealed to them not to vandalize the edifice when having issue with the police, saying that the station will have a CCTV camera that will cover at least 2km.
The Commissioner of police, Delta State, Ali Mohammed, commended the IGP for the edifice and other giant strides since assumption of office.
He said that the gesture would not only motivate for better performance but would also help in mitigating their challenges.